Group General Counsel and Group Executive, Legal & Group Secretariat
Karen O’Flynn is Group General Counsel and Group Executive, Legal & Group Secretariat at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. She has responsibility for the Group’s Legal and Secretariat teams and advises the CEO and the Board on legal matters and corporate governance. Her priorities are to ensure the fair and efficient resolution of the Group’s legal matters and to support the effectiveness of the Board.
Karen joined the Commonwealth Bank in September 2023. Prior to joining the Commonwealth Bank, Karen was a Partner of Clayton Utz for 28 years, where she held a number of leadership positions including Chair of the Clayton Utz Board from 2020 to 2023.
Karen joined Chief Executive Women in 2021 and was a member of the Companies Auditors Disciplinary Board from 2013 to 2022, including serving as its Deputy Chair for three years.